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Posted: April 11, 2018

"Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant."  Galatians 1:10

This is the apostle Paul talking, and he doesn't mince words. 

The older I get, the more I learn that I can't please everyone.  I am not everyone's cup of tea.  I cannot make everyone happy.  While I don't use this as an excuse to be a jerk, I realize that I am only trying to please One: God.  Those around me may not understand or agree with my words, actions, boundaries...but if I know I'm obeying God, I am doing it right.

Lord, I want You to be pleased with me.  It's not easy to go against the current of culture, friends, or family, but I do not want to compromise in my walk with You.  Show me how to obey You - I want to start today!  Help me to not seek the praise of man, but You, and You alone.  Amen.